Saturday, October 25, 2014

Happy Halloween

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Hello everyone,

It’s challenge time with the “Crazies” over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog. This week our challenge hostess for October, Jessie Rone brings us her final challenge for the month.

For this week’s challenge, Jessie has asked us to Use the photo below to inspire your card this week.

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I drew my inspirations from the smiley pumpkins to create a Halloween Accordion Card using the the Katie Label Accordion Card Die set designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs. For the centre page of my card I used the Katie Stars Frame Edges die set.

The images used on my card are from the Halloween in Frame Peel Off Stickers which I have used with Warm Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter.

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Here is the front of my card when it is closed ready to be placed in an envelope. I have used Tim Holtz Shatter stencil to decorate the edges of the card.

Don't forget to check out the rest of the “Crazies” cards over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog and also their individual blogs for more details.


  • Anja de Regt
  • Barbara Anders
  • Heather Pulvirenti
  • Jessie Rone
  • Joanne Grzelak
  • Karen Aicken
  • Kelli Hull
  • Kristine Reynolds
  • Peggy McCurry
  • Donna Wright
  • Roxie Glaza (October Guest Designer)


  • Stamps: Happy Halloween – Paper Pretties
    Paper: White; Orange; Black
    Dies: Katie Label Accordion Card; Katie Stars Frame Edge designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs
    Other: Black Ink; ECD Halloween in Frame Peel Off Stickers; Warm Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter; Double Sided Adhesive Paper; Foam Tape; Copics

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    Friday, October 24, 2014

    Candle Ornament


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    Hi everyone,
    It's my turn to post a project over on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog today.  My project today was inspired by the Quartet and Carousel style of cards I used to create many years ago. I originally had planned to create a card but during the creation process my card ended up being an ornament I can hang on my tree.
    I love when a die can be used for more then what it is intended and love that the Katie Label Accordion Card die set (and the other Accordion Card Die sets)  can be used to create this style of card/ornament.
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    I have decorate my ornament/card so that it has a candle on each opposite side. On the other two remaining sides I have added the Merry Christmas and Happy New Year Greeting as per the photos above.
    Here is how I created my card:
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    1. Using the main die from the Katie Label Accordion Card, die cut 4 pages from Red card.
    2. Use a Score Board to find the centre of the page and score and fold each page in half.
    3. Use the Katie Holly Frame Edge dies to die cut 16 frame edges from Green card (8 of each size). Tip: Apply Double Sided Adhesive Paper to the back of the green card prior to die cutting to make it easier to apply to your card. Add frames around each of your 4 red pages.
    4. If you wish to turn your card into an ornament, it is a good idea to add your ribbon to the back of one of the pages now. Cut a 18 inch length of ribbon fold in half and secure to the back of the page, allowing for a loop at the top and some ribbon hanging down under the page.
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    5. Add glue to one half of your folded pages and adhere this to the back of half of one of the other pages. Continue joining your pages until they are all joined.
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    6. Die cut from white card 4 of the large labels from the Katie Label Accordion Card set. Fold each of the labels in half lengthwise as per photo above. Add foam tape to the back of each label and adhere too the folded card/ornament we have created.
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    7. From the Candle Die set die cut the following: 4 pine boughs from Green card; 4 Holly leaves from Green card; 2 medium flames from Orange Iridescent Shimmer Sheetz; 2 large flames from Yellow Iridescent Shimmer Sheetz; 2 Flower Centres from Yellow Iridescent Shimmer Sheetz; 2 Flowers from Red card; 2 Candles from white card which has been covered with Double Sided Adhesive Sheet; 2 Candle Drips from white card which has been covered with Double Sided Adhesive Sheet.
    8. Remove the protective backing from the Candle and Candle Drips and cover with Warm Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter. Polish the glitter using your finger. Assemble Candle as per photo of main card, folding the main part of the candle in half.
    9. Create tabs for each of the candles by cutting card which measures 1/4 inch x 1/2 inch. Fold tabs in half and add 4 tabs to each of the candles at the top and bottom as per the photo above. Apply adhesive to each tab and use these tabs to secure the candles onto the white labels on the ornament/card.
    10. Die Cut from Green Card Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Adhere these to the remaining labels on your ornament/card.
    Thanks for stopping by today!
    Supplies:
    Elizabeth Craft Designs
    Katie Label Accordion Card (903) designed by Karen Burniston
    Katie Holly Frame Edges (905) designed by Karen Burniston
    Candle Die (919)
    Merry Christmas Die (944)
    Happy New Year Die (943)
    Warm Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter (639)
    Double Sided Adhesive Paper (502)
    Orange Iridescent Shimmer Sheetz
    Yellow Iridescent Shimmer Sheetz
     
     
    Other
     
    White Card
    Red Card
    Green Card
    Foam Tape
    Green Ribbon
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    Chilly Pop Up

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    Hi everyone,

    A couple of weeks ago I spend 4 days at our local craft show demoing using the Karen Burniston Pop It Ups dies for Elizabeth Craft Designs.

    Normally I don’t get to make complete cards at a show, but I was able to get a few done this time round.

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    These cards weren’t really planned … I had die cut the pop up portion of the card to demo how easy it is to make pop up cards and then a while later I added a Penguin I had made to one of the pop up panels. A day later I added three more to the card and then turned it into a card.

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    These photos aren’t the greatest as I forgot to take them home to take proper photos so had to rely on taking photos using my iPhone.

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    Here is the front of my card.

    Dies: Lots of Pops Pop Up; Chilly the Penguin; Agatha Edges – designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs

     

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    Thursday, October 23, 2014

    Sitting Here …

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    Hi everyone,

    It's challenge time with my friends over on the CCEE Stampers challenge blog. This week our challenge hostesses for the month Liz and Lynn has another fun challenge for us.

    This time round the challenge is to Create a card using the rich, wonderful colors of autumn.

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    For my card today I have created another Step-Ups card using the new Sizzix Step-Ups Card Framelits. To decorate my card I used Dare 2B Artzy’s You’re A Hoot stamp/die set.

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    Here is the inside of my card using a sentiment from the stamp set.

    Don't forget to check out the CCEE Stampers blog (goes live 12 AM EST) to see the rest of the creations the CCEE Stampers created this week. You can also see more details of their creations on their individual blogs:

    Stamps: You’re A Hoot – Dare 2B Artzy
    Paper: White; Teal; Forever Fall DP – Bo Bunny
    Dies: Sizzix Basic Step-Ups Card Framelits; Label Die – Photo Continental
    Other: Black Ink; Foam Tape; Copics

     

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    Wednesday, October 22, 2014

    Happily Ever After

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    Hi everyone,

    Earlier this month, my nephew got married. Here is a card I created for my sister (the Mother of the Groom) to give to her son and new Daughter in Law.

    As you can see I created a Pop Up Card using the Lorna Label Pop Up designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs.

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    I used the Agatha Edges die to decorated the top and bottom panels of my card. The flourish from the Agatha Edges was die cut twice using black and white card and then I layered the two together. I also used the Congratulations Stand Up Helper Die which I added to the rectangle box at the bottom of the pop up.

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    Here is a side on view of my card so you can see the pop up portion of the card a little better,

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    I decorated the front of the card using MFT Die-namics Bride and Groom.

    Stamps: Ever After; Wedding – Kaisercraft
    Paper: White; Black; Flourish DP – Bella
    Dies: Lorna Label Pop Up; Agatha Edges – designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs; Congratulations Stand Up Helper – Elizabeth Craft Designs; MFT Die-namics Bride & Groom; MFT Die-namics Fish Tail Flags Stax
    Other: Black Ink; Clear Wink of Stella Pen; Foam Tape; Copics

     

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    Tuesday, October 21, 2014

    Happy Thanksgiving

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    Hi everyone,

    It's time for another CHF challenge over on the Cornish Heritage Farms Blog.  This week the challenge is hosted by Maureen.

    This time round our challenge is to create a card/project that includes a pumpkin.

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    For my card this week I have used Cornish Heritage Farms Scarecrow Digital Stamp; Turkey in the Pumpkin Patch Digital Stamp and Pumpkin 4 Digital Stamp to create a Step Ups Card.

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    For the inside of my card I added the Happy Thanksgiving Digital Stamp and Pumpkin 4 Digital Stamp.

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    Want to play along????

    If you would like to play along with us of course we would love to have you!

    To play create a card using CHF images. You can use either CHF digi or rubber stamps to create a card or project.... anything you like as long as the stamps are Cornish Heritage Farms. (Yes, they can be older stamps.)
    Once you have created your card/project come back here and place a comment with a link to your card/project to this post so that we can see what you created. If you upload your card/project to SCS don't forget to include the keyword CHF64. We can't wait to see what you create!

    Don’t forget to check out the rest of the Design Teams blogs today so see what they created for this challenge.

  • Amber Hillman
  • Ann Marie Saunders
  • Irit Shalom
  • Kelly Santi
  • Kristine Reynolds
  • Maureen Russell
  • Steph Ackerman
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    Digital Stamps: Scarecrow Digital Stamp; Turkey in the Pumpkin Patch Digital Stamp and Pumpkin 4 Digital Stamp; Happy  Thanksgiving Digital Stamp – Cornish Heritage Farms
    Paper: White; Brown; Autumn Spice DP – Lilybee Designs
    Other: Sizzix Basic Step-Ups Card; Foam Tape; Copics

     

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    Monday, October 20, 2014

    It’s Owl Good!

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    Hi everyone,

    Most of you who follow my blog, know that I LOVE owls! So of course I was super excited when I found out that The Stamps of Life would be releasing owl dies to coordinate with their Owls2love stamp set. These dies are being released today, so celebrate I am sharing 3 cards using this stamps/dies with you.

    For my first card I used the middle sized owl together with the Sizzix Triple Fancy Frame Flip-its Card Framelits. I turned the tree designer paper onto it’s side so the trees looked like branches rather than trees.

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    Here is the ‘flip’ side of my card, I cut apart a sentiment from the set so I could have one word on each of the labels (don’t worry I can still use the sentiment in it’s intended way when I want to Smile)

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    For my second card today, I created another flip-its card this time using the new Sizzix Circle Flip-its Card #4 Framelits which was released this month. This time round I created a Halloween themed card. It was just the perfect opportunity to use that fun owl  paper on the right hand side panel.

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    And of course there is an “Owl”oween stamp included in the Owls2Love stamp set which I used on the ‘flip’ side of my card.

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    For my  final card today I created a Stand-Up card using the Sizzix Regal Stand-Ups Card Framelits. I used the outline owl  from the Owls2Love stamp set to stamp onto my designer papers and then I stamped the accessory body and added the beak, eyes and feet after I had die cut the owl with the new die of course.

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    Here is the side on view of my card, so you can see the stand up portion of the card a little better.

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    And finally, here is my card closed ready to be placed into an envelope.

    Stamps: Owls2Love – The Stamps of Life
    Paper: White;  Brown; Purple; Red; Tiny Woods DP – Kaisercraft; Haunted Manor DP – Doodlebug Designs Inc.; Fresh Prints DP – SU
    Dies; Owl Dies – The Stamps of Life; Sizzix Triple Fancy Frame Flip-its Card Framelits; Sizzix Regal Stand-Up Card Framelits; Sizzix Regal Labels Framelits; Sizzix Phrases Framelits with Stamps
    Other: Black Ink; Brown Ink; Candy Dots; Googly Eyes; Foam Tape

     

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    Christmas Gift Tags

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    Hi everyone,

    Well it is almost that time of year …. and I figured I had better start making a few quick gift tags to have ready when I start wrapping Christmas presents.

    I decided to play with a new stamp set I purchased recently from Stampin’ Up Santa Stache.

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    Here is a close up of my gift tag.

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    Of course I also had to make a few more gift tags using the Santa from the stamp set.

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    And here is a close up of my Santa gift tags.

    Stamps: Santa Stache – Stampin’ Up
    Paper: White; Red; Green
    Dies: Chalk Talk Framelits – Stampin’ Up
    Other: Black Ink; Foam Tape

     

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    Sunday, October 19, 2014

    To The Greatest Dad!

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    Hi everyone,

    My card today is for a challenge I am doing with a couple for friends of mine this year. Each month we get together and go to our favorite stamp/scrapbook store and come home with one or two new goodies Winking smile. This year we decided to also challenge ourselves each month using a product we all have.

    Our challenge this month was to create a card using Karen Burniston’s Katie Label Accordion Card dies set and Elizabeth Craft Designs Word Stand Up Helper dies.

    For my card I used an new Art Impressions stamp set I recently purchased called BBQ Couple … I decided to turn it into a birthday card.

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    Here is the front of my card when the card is closed ready to be popped into an envelope.

    Stamps: BBQ Couple – Art Impressions; King of the Grill – Gina K Designs; Greatest Day – Elzybells; Barbie – H & M Stamps
    Paper: White; Red; Yellow; Black; Barbeque DP – Best Creations Inc.
    Dies: Katie Label Accordion; Katie Stars Frame Edge – designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs; Happy Birthday Stand Up Helper – Elizabeth Craft Designs
    Other: Black Ink; Foam Tape; Copics

     

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    Saturday, October 18, 2014

    Ready, Set, Blow!

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    Hello everyone,

    It’s challenge time with the “Crazies” over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog. This week our challenge hostess for October, Jessie Rone continues to bring us a fun challenge.

    Being the third Saturday of the month it is time for a sketch challenge.

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    For my card today, I created a birthday card using Sugar Pea Designs Ready, Set Blow! Stamp set.

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    For the inside of my card I used the new Happy Birthday Pop Up Card die set designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs.

    The label on the bottom panel is from the Lorna Label Pop Up die set.

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    Here is a side on view of my card so you can see the pop up portion of my card easier!

    Don't forget to check out the rest of the “Crazies” cards over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog and also their individual blogs for more details.

  • Anja de Regt
  • Barbara Anders
  • Heather Pulvirenti
  • Helen Cryer
  • Jessie Rone
  • Joanne Grzelak
  • Karen Aicken
  • Kelli Hull
  • Kristine Reynolds
  • Peggy McCurry
  • Roxie Glaza (October Guest Designer)
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    Stamps: Ready, Set, Blow! – Sugar Pea Designs; Delicious Birthday – MFT Stamps
    Paper: White; Pink; Dark Pink; Green; Sew Lovely DP – Carta Bella
    Dies: Happy Birthday Pop Up; Lorna Label Pop Up – designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs; MFT Die-namics Stacking Stars
    Other: Black Ink; Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Pen; Foam Tape

     

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